Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebus- Names Starting with ‘B’

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is “Names starting with the letter ‘B’”.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for my May Rebus which was “Names of Cruise Ships” …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.
  1. Enchantment of the Seas
  2. Atlantic Star
  3. Fairland
  4. Victory
  5. Disney Wonder
  6. Arcadia

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Herringbone



Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month Amber Hillman, brings us her final challenge.

This week Amber has given us a Technique challenge - Herringbone. A fun technique using up scraps of paper. Directions can be found over on Splitcoast Stampers.





For my card this week I decided to play with the Katie Label Pivot card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I created my herringbone pieces on two panels and then cut them up so that I could adhere them to the sides of my card.

To decorate my card I used a Prima Doll.




Here is the inside of my card, I have added more herringbone panels to each edge and also another Prima Doll on the right hand side and a gift on the other side. I also added some birthday candles underneath the pivot area.





And finally the back of my card ... plain compared to the rest of my card, but still prettier than the back of a plain flat card :).

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
Stamps: Lots of Love - Julie Nutting for Prima; Best Birthday Wishes; Great Birthday Greetings - CC Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Sew Lovely DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Katie Label Pivot - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Candle Border - CC Designs
Other: Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hangin’ with my Gnomies

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Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with Sugar Pea Designs Gnome Sweet Gnome Stamp Set.

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As you can see I have created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Dies designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. At the top and bottom of the card I have used the Agatha Edges die set to decorate the edges.

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Here is a side on view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up section a little easier.

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Here is the front of my card .. I added another Gnome …. isn’t he cute!

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome – Sugar Pea Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; Gnome Sweet Gnome DP – My Mind’s Eye; Charm DP – My Mind’s Eye
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up; Agatha Edges; Circle Spiral Pull Card – Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Poinsettia Gift Bag

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Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Irit.

This time round our challenge is to create Anything but a Card.

For my project today I used Cornish Heritage Farm’s Poinsettia Digital Stamp to create a gift bag.

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To create the gift bag I used the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. I printed out the Poinsettia image three times and cut out various areas from each one and layered together.

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Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF60. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell
  • Steph Ackerman
  •  

    Stamps: Poinsettia Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Elf Magic Chevron DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board; Ribbon

     

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    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Maki A Wish

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am playing with a new stamp set I purchased last month from Sugar Pea Designs … they have some fun designs and I finally got around to ordering a few sets.

    For my card today I used the cute Rice Rice Baby stamp set to create an Accordion Card. Of course I used the Circle Accordion die designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs’'.

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    Here is a front view of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Stamps: Rice Rice Baby – Sugar Pea Designs
    Paper: White; Black; Red
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Lots of Pops Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Daddy!

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     Hi everyone,

    Father's Day is only a couple of weeks away down here in Australia (it is the 1st Sunday in September), so I figured that was the perfect opportunity to create a card using the MFT Die-namics Suit & Tie.

    I die cut the suit part of the card from designer paper and layered them all onto a Navy top folded card.

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     For the inside of the card, I added a stripe of the same striped designer paper I used for the suit and added two two sentiments and some stars from Simon Says Stamp! Fathers Day stamp set.


    Stamps: Fathers Day -  Simon Says Stamp!
    Paper: Cream; Blue; Navy; Suave DP - Authentique
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Suit & Tie; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags; Foam Tape

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    A Birthday Wish!

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for August, Helen Cryer continues to bring us a fun challenge.

    For our challenge this week Helen has asked us to use Animals on our cards … Helen would like to see a card with at least one animal on it… except no Bears or Bunnies… let’s see some more unusual animals!

    I purchased a number of stamps from Purple Onion Designs way back in May, but due to Design Team work I hadn’t had time to play with any of them …. so for my card this week I decided to pull our my box of Purple Onion Stamps and play!

    I just love that Mouse/Dandelion stamp and when I figured out it would work in the Katie Label Accordion designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs, I decided to use that for my card. As you can make wishes when you blow a dandelion, I found a birthday greeting that had the word wish in it and also add some flowers and the cute little robin to my other Accordion Panel.

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    Here is a look at my card from the front when it is closed. I stamped the Mouse and Dandelion twice … once directly onto the Katie Label Panel and then once on scrap card. I cut out the one from scrap card and layered it over the one on the panel so I got the whole Mouse and Dandelion … you can see the ear of the mouse and one of the leaves of the dandelion overlapping.

    I have also used the Katie Stars Frame Edge to decorate the frame.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright (August Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Wishes (Mouse & Dandelion); Robin; Blooms – Purple Onion Designs; Greet Birthday Greetings – CC Designs
    Paper: White; Blue; Enchanted Garden DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Star Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Birthday's Always in Fashion

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    Hi everyone,

    It's my turn to post a card/tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog.  This time round I thought I would play with one of the stickers from the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-off Stickers. I love these elegant images, they are taller than any of the other Peel-off stickers which makes them idea to use to create tall cards, which is what I have done today.

    Here is how I made the card:
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    1. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Double Sided Adhesive Paper that are approx 3 inches x 7 inches. Remove the release sheet from one side of the adhesive paper and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere our Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the piece of white card.

    2. From the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Sticker Sheet remove the girl, the hair and the extra skirt. (I also added a few other things to mine as you can see in the photos above in case I needed them, but I didn't end up using for this card.) Place your pieces sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

    3. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.

    4. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive. 

    5. Cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired.

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    6. Cut out the girl, the hair and extra skirt. Use foam tape and adhere the hair and extra skirt onto the girl.

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    7. To create the card base cut a piece of bright pink card that measures 7 3/4 inches x 81/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches so you have a folded card which is 7 3/4 inches tall x 4 1/4 inches wide.

    8. Layer onto the front of the folded card a piece of lilac card which is 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches.

    9. Next layer a piece of designer paper which is 7 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches (my designer paper is actually from a 6" x 6" paper pad, because I used striped paper it was easy for me to add a little extra at the bottom and you can't see the join)

    10. For the two circles at the top and bottom of my card I used the large accessory circles from the Circle Spiral Pull Card and the Circle Accordion Die. (If you look at my card above the circles aren't going to be seen towards the centre of the card, so to save card I just die cut part of circle and layered and adhered to the base card so the piece missing goes towards the centre. This saves cutting into another sheet of card just for a circle)

    11. Cut a piece of white card 2 3/8 inches x 6 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of bright pink card which is 2 5/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches.

    12. Attach foam tape to the back of the Girl image we created earlier and adhere this to the centre of this panel.

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    13. Die cut the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper from bright pink card. Trim down the excess card on each side of the die cut word, leaving a 1/2 inch tail at the bottom. Apply some adhesive to the lower back of the right side of the panel and adhere Happy Birthday to the back so that all you see from the front is the letters not any borders. (This is a quick and easy way of adding one of the Stand Up Word dies to you card).

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    14. In the top right and bottom left hand corners of this panel, add the middle sized Pink/Silver Glitter Dots. (You can see in the photo above I added these in three rows, offsetting each row so I got a triangle shape.

    15. Adhere the finished panel to the folded card.

    The inside of the card:

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    16. Cut a piece of white card that is 3 3/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of  lilac card which is 4 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

    17. Add a strip of designer paper to the bottom of the white card. (Mine is 2 inches wide)

    18. Cut out around the negative image left on the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Sticker Sheet. Remove the outer black sticker that goes around the whole image. Take a piece of Transfer Sheet, remove the protective backing and place this over the negative image. Use a bone folder to help transfer the image to the Transfer Sheet. Next place this Transfer Sheet that now has the negative image where you wish it to go, place down on the card and again use a bone folder to transfer it to your card. (I added a piece of scrap paper over the designer paper so the negative image didn't go onto that as I was only using part of the negative image).

    19. Stamp sentiment onto your card using black ink as per photo above.

    Thanks for stopping by today!


    SUPPLIES:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 2564)
    Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (641)
    Double Sided Adhesive Paper (502)
    Happy  Birthday Stand Up Helper (937)
    Circle Spiral Pull Card (916) designed by Karen Burniston
    Accordion Circle Card (769) designed by Karen Burniston
    Pink/Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
    Transfer Sheet (SKU 600)
    Other
    White Card
    Lilac Card
    Bright Pink Card
    Bella's Birthday Designer Paper 6' x 6" Paper Pad - Wild Rose Studio
    Birthday Fashion Sentiment - Verses Stamps
    Foam Tape
    Copics



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    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    A Wise Old Owl Once Said …

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Amber Hillman continues to issue the challenges.

    Amber tells us that school starts back up today for her kids! So let's make a card or item that can be given to the teacher at open house or first day of school.

    I recently was sent a few of the Dare 2B Artzy Owl stamp sets and die from a friend in the USA, and this owl stamp was one of them, so I decided to combine it with the Blueprints 17 Die-namics from MFT Stamps to create a school themed card for my card today.

    i also found a few school themed stamp sets in  my stash which I also used to decorate the blackboard.

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    Here is the inside of my card, I added a couple of sentiments to the chalkboard.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Wise Owl – Dare 2B Artzy; A Touch of Class – Storage Units, Ink & More; Teacher Hanna – Hanna Stamps
    Paper: White; Brown; Black
    Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Ink; White Embossing Powder; MFT Die-namics Blue Prints 17; Dare 2 B Artzy Owl Die; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    One Layer Card

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it isVera’s turn to host the challenge.

    Our challenge this week is to create a one layer card.

    Normally I would be kicking and screaming while I am making a one layer card as they aren't the easiest for me to create. But I didn't for this one and I actually enjoyed the process ... go figure!

    For my card today I have used Riley and Company's Give them something to talk about funny bones stamp.

    To create my card, I started with a top folded card. I selected a shape I wanted for the sentiment and die cut the shape out of paper, added removable adhesive to the back and centred it on my card. I then used a stencil to create the zigzag pattern on my card, using various inks.

    I then removed the mask, stamped the sentiment using black ink and used a black marker to added dashes around the edge of the shape to help define it.


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    Want to Play Along?

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images.

    Once you have created your card/project, come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please include the keyword Riley1714. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:

    Stamps: Give Them Something To Talk About Funny Bone Saying - Riley and Company
    Paper: White
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Labels 1; Simon Says Stamp Zigzag Stencil



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    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Karen Burniston August Designer Challenge Card 3

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised this morning I am back with yet another card for this month’s Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Hoppy, Poppy & Chilly - any theme, any style, any type of project (pop-up, or flat, or 3D or party favor or layout or ...?) using the character/animal dies.

    Scroll down to my previous two posts if you missed out on seeing my cards for this month challenges where I used Poppy the Owl and Hoppy the Frog. Of course I couldn't let Chilly the Penguin miss out on all the fun :)

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

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    I think all of the cards I have made using Chilly the Penguin have been Christmas cards so far! Of course Penguins can be used all year round, so today I decided to create a Birthday Card.

    This time round I have created a Pivot Card using the Evergreen Pivot Card die set, again this die set can be used for any occasion not just Christmas. To decorate the front I added a piece of card over the fold which has been embossed using the Heart Strings Embossing Folder.

    I used the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper to create the sentiment on the top right hand side of my card. I die cut the sentiment 5 times to create a raised sentiment.

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     Here you can see the inside of my card. After die cutting the card base using the Evergreen Pivot Card die set I die cut the three individual trees also included in the set, embossing the trees with the designs on the dies.

    I used the snow from the Outdoor Edges die set to create the snow at the bottom of the card. I added Double Sided Adhesive Paper to white card and then used the snow die to die cut this and then added the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

    The snowflakes were created using the snowflake die included in the All Seasons Tree die set. I then added a Transparent/Gold Glitter Dot to the centre of each snowflake.


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     Here is a close up of the left side of my card. Here you can see one of the Chilly the Penguin images I created. This was created using Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet, White Velvet Adhesive Sheet and Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

    I used the Props 1 die set to create the hat and glasses. The glasses were die cut using Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then added Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter.  I also added a Purple/Silver Glitter Dot to each side of the glasses.

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    Here is a close up view of the right side of my card. I added another penguin, adding the bow from the Props 1 die set.

    The birthday sentiment at the top right hand corner of the card was computer generated. I used the fishtail label from the Lorna Label Pop Up to die cut the sentiment.

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    Here is the back of my card, I love how the back of this style of card also has some interest to it.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Paper: White; Green; Purple; Fika DP - Maja Designs
    Dies: Chilly the Penguin; Evergreen Pivot Card; Outdoor Edges; Props 1; All Seasons Tree; Lorna Label Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other Elizabeth Craft Design Products: Hearts Embossing Folder; White, Black & Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter; Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots; Purple/Silver Glitter Dots


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    Karen Burniston August Designer Challenge Card 2

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday I am back today with another card for this month’s Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Hoppy, Poppy & Chilly - any theme, any style, any type of project (pop-up, or flat, or 3D or party favor or layout or ...?) using the character/animal dies.

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

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    For my card today I have created a Stand Up Card using the tutorial written by Karen Aicken for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog recently.

    As you can see I have used Poppy the Owl diecutting the overlay layer from designer paper. I also used the All Seasons Tree which I have turned on it's side to turn it into a branch for Poppy to sit on. The leaves on the branch were created using the Curvy Leaves die.

    The Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper die was used to create the stand up part of the card. I die cut this on the card base and then also in rust so that I could overlay it over the brown base.



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    On the inside of my card I added a couple of sentiments. The "Hoot Hoot Hoo-ray!" was stamped onto one of the labels from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set.

    The "You're a Hoot!" sentiment is stamped onto the speech bubble from the Lorna Label Pop-Up die set.

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    Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back later today with another card to share with you for this challenge.

    Stamps: Owl Be There - Justrite Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Brown; Rust; Green; Tiny Woods DP - Kaisercraft
    Dies: Poppy the Owl; All Seasons Tree; Lorna Label Pop Up; Katie Label Pivot - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper; Curvy Leaves - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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